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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 20 Juli 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Fluggesellschaft:Kimex Inc
Kennzeichen: N43865
Werknummer: 44657/623
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) (   Jamaika)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Gainesville-J R Alison Municipal Airport, FL (GNV/KGNV), USA
Flug nach:Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaika
The DC-6A cargo plane crashed into sea in about 10 feet of water while on the second approach to Kingston Airport (KIN), Jamaica. The first approach had to be abandoned when the plane came in too high.
The airplane carried a load of eggs from Gainesville, FL (GNV).

» The Virgin Islands Daily News - Jul 23, 1979


photo of Douglas-C-118A-53-3286
accident date: 20-07-1979
type: Douglas C-118A
registration: 53-3286

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gainesville-J R Alison Municipal Airport, FL to Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport as the crow flies is 1411 km (882 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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